For Immediate Release
BREAKING: Google Endorses the USA Freedom Act Saying “It’s Time to Reform Government Surveillance Laws”
WASHINGTON - Today, Google formally joined thousands of activists, organizations and companies calling for surveillance reform as they participate in the virtual protest “The Day We Fight Back.”
Demand Progress, an Internet freedom organization with more than 1.5 million members, has helped lead the organizing “The Day We Fight Back” effort and released the following statement from executive director David Segal:
"We are thrilled that Google is joining activists around the world -- more than 20,000 calls have been placed to Congress already this morning -- in standing up against the NSA's intrusion into our privacy. Winning this fight is going to require a broad coalition of individuals, organizations, and businesses, one that is coalescing around today's activism and will persist until we win the fight against mass suspicion-less surveillance."
View the announcement on the Google Public Policy Blog here: http://googlepublicpolicy.blogspot.com/2014/02/its-time-to-reform-govern...
The Day We Fight Back” participants include: the ACLU, Access, Amnesty International, BoingBoing, CREDO, DailyKos, Demand Progress, EFF, Fight for the Future, Freedom of the Press Foundation, Free Press, FreedomWorks, Mozilla, Open Media, the Other 98%, reddit, the Reform Government Surveillance Coalition, RootsAction, Thoughtworks, Thunderclap, Tumblr, and thousands more. Collectively, these organizations represent millions of Internet users.
Today participating sites will use banners and other means to encourage visitors to engage in the day of action. Internet users will be asked to make calls and send emails to members of Congress, generate tweets and Facebook posts, create memes and social avatars, and engage in other viral activity. Internet users are being asked to use the innovative creativity that comes from millions of users connecting on the Internet to participate in unique ways.
To speak with a Demand Progress spokesperson, please contact Christina DiPasquale, 202.716.1953 or Christina@fitzgibbonmedia.com.
Demand Progress works to win progressive policy changes for ordinary people through organizing, lobbying, and elections in the United States.